Friday, October 2, 2009

Iran make have backed down on Uranium


According to major media sources, Iran has agreed to open its uranium enrichment facility near Qum to international inspection (the IAEA) and to export most of its uranium to the West and to Russia. Officials are concerned, however, that Iran could very well conceal stockpiles of enriched uranium.

Iran is thought to have enough enriched Uranium to make at least one conventional atomic weapon soon. Tehran says that its reactor is intended to make medical isotopes and these are well below weapons grade, and have not been shaped into rods.

The New York Times story by Scott Erlanger and John Lander is here.

However, Jimmy Carter has said that the United States should work carefully with Iran and not threaten it, link here.

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